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a say on same sex marriage. critics are blasting the school saying it's violated dr. lang mccaskill's basic first -- angela mccaskill's basic first amendment rights. supporters say she can't be the diversity officer without supporting equal rights for paul. here's bruce leshan. >> reporter: the two people at the heart of this controversy are not talking. the galludet university president did send out an e- mail blast to students saying that dr. mccaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate. dr. mccaskill's husband did pick up the phone at their upper marlboro home. he said no comment because they're still looking for a  lawyer, but he did say his wife is so upset about this that she is now under a doctor's care. >> i was quite shocked. >> reporter: the man leading the effort to block gay effort in maryland says he is shocked. >> now we're saying because she signed a petition, oops, put the brakes on. she can't fairly do her job when i think the day before anybody would have probably said she's done a great job. >> reporter: but the group
is this a violation of . ang la mccaskill's first -- angela mccaskill's first amendment rights or is the case of a diversity officer not supporting equal rights for all? bruce leshan is looking for answers. >> reporter: two people at the heart of this controversy are not talking. the galludet university president did send out an e- mail blast to students saying that dr. mccaskill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate. dr. mccaskill's husband did pick up the phone at their upper marlboro home and said no comment because they're still looking for a lawyer, but he did say his wife is so upset about this that she is now under a doctor's care. >> i was quite shocked. >> reporter: the man leading the effort to block gay marriage in maryland says he is shocked. >> now we're saying because she signed a petition oops, put the brakes on. she can't fairly do her job when i think the day before anybody would have probably said she's done a great job. >> reporter: but the group unking support for same sex marriage also -- urging support for same sex marriage also
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between democratic senator claire mccaskill and republican challenger congressman todd akin. cook political report writes this race as likely democratic. this debate courtesy of ksdk-tv in st. louis is just under an hour. >> and good evening and welcome to the clayton chamber of commerce debate. and i will be your moderator for this evening. first we need to thank our presenting event sponsor, the law firm of hush blackwell and the media sponsors. ksdk news channel five, st. louis public raider, and the st. louis business journal. ksdk is televising this broadcast live to its affiliates across missouri. kansas city, springfield, and columbia. and st. louis public radio is doing the same. the broadcast is being streamed live on ksdk.com. we also invite you to take part on social media. our hash tag on twitter is mosen. before we begin i like to review the debate format. each candidate will get a three minute opening statement and a three minute closing statement. next our panel of media sponsors, chamber and school district representative will ask questions of the candidates. both
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the missouri senate debate between democratic senator claire mccaskill and republican challenger congressman todd akin. cook political report rates this as a likely democratic. this debate courtesy of ksdk in st. louis is just under an hour. >> moderator: good evening and welcome to the chamber u.s. senate debate. my name is mike from ksdk newschannel4 life and i will be the moderator for this evening. first, we need to speak for the sponsor of posh blackwell and media sponsors, ksdk news channel five, and those public radio and st. louis business journal. we a televised and broadcast live through the ifill yet across missouri. ksa to be and k. why tv in springfield and komu and st. louis public radio is doing the same. the broadcast is also being streamed live on ksdk dhaka, and stlpublicradio.org. we also must take part in the social media. on twitter we are mosen. our appreciation to the city of clinton police as well as the school district roasting tonight's event. before we begin i would like to review the debate format. each candidate will give a three minute opening statement and a th
august, democrat claire mccaskill became one of the luckiest endangered incumbents in the nation. >> this election will be close. i can't remember an election in our state for this seat that wasn't close. >> ifill: but for mccaskill, who won only narrowly in 2006, close is good. and the latest polls actually shows her ahead. but until recently, national democrats actually expected her to lose. >> i give you our next senator, todd akin. >> ifill: that changed when challenger todd akin made waves by going on television to declare that rape victims should not be allowed to have abortions because they seldom get pregnant. >> from what i understand from doctors, that's really rare. if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> ifill: the video went viral and akin's national profile soared. but the five-term congressman immediately became a political pariah within his own party, with mitt romney, paul ryan and every senior missouri republican demanding he get out of the race. akin apologized, but he did not drop out because, he says now, h
keep her job. >> dr. angela mccaskill was suspended last week several months after she signed a petition ask fig a referendum on gay marriage in maryland. -- asking for a referendum on gay marriage some maryland. >> reporter: there is turmoil among the students at gallaudet university. depending on whom you ask, the university administration is primarily at fault or the university's chief diversity administrator, angela mccaskill is at fault. mccaskill, who has been suspended from her job as now broken her silence. >> i was shocked, hurt, insulted. i was humiliated. >> reporter: here is the background. after maryland's legislature narrowly passed a law which would legalize gay marriage, opponents circulated pet i gos to stop the lation. upon hearing a sermon on marriage at her church, dr. mccaskill signed one of the pet i gos, upsetting some in the university -- the petitions,upetting some in the university. >> this is against a group of students where she is supposed to be supporting students as opposed to doing things that really undermine them. >> reporter: the administrati
angela mccaskill reinstated as the school's chief diversity officer. surae chinn joins us now from the university. >> reporter: jc, the protests just got under way in front of gallaudet university here at 8th and florida avenue northeast. you can see protesters here holding signs saying they do want angela mccaskill reinstated here as the chief diversity officer here at the campus of gallaudet university. they are here for a common purpose again as you mentioned. we also have a guest here who organized this event. we have reverend delmond coates from clinton, maryland. tell us why you organized this event. >> we organized the event to express support for dr. angela mccaskill. the chief diversity officer was placed on leave for merely signing a petition to sent the civil marriage protect act to a public vote. people have a right to their personal views and opinions whether we agree or disagree with them. we are urging university officials to reinstate dr. mccaskill without any future reprisal. >> reporter: reverend dante hicks also here from baltimore. tell me why you're able to org
clare mccaskill anded to akin. they rank this rice as likely democratic. it's just under an hour. ♪ ♪ >> good evening and welcome to the u.s. senate debate. my name is mike bush, i will be the moderator for the evening. we need to thank the presenting event sponsor the law firm. st. louis public radio, 90.7, and the st. louis business journal. we're televising this live to the affiliates across missouri. ky tv in springfield and colombia and st. louis public radio is doing the same. the broadcast is also being streamed live and stl public radio.org. we also invite you to take part on social media. our hashtag on twitter is mosen. our appreciation to the police and fire department as well as the school district of clayton for hosting the event. before we begin i would like to review the format. each candidate will give a throw minute opening statement and a three minutes closing statement. our panel of media response or so will ask question of the candidates. both candidates will respond to the same question, and have one and a half minutes to do so. rebuttal will be at the di
angela mccaskill on paid live and as surae chinn reports, groups have called on the university to reinstate her as its chief diversity officer. >> reporter: both sides may not agree on same sex marriage, but what they do agree on is that angela mccaskill was exercising her first amendment right signing a petition and that she should be reinstated at the school. >> when do we want this? >> no! >> reporter: southern baptist church bust in members for the rally. >> the university is the one that is wrong here and not dr. mccaskill. >> reporter: and reverend daunte hickman. >> no one should need permission to sign a petition. >> reporter: the two have been outspoken on maryland's question 6 on equal rights for same sex marriage that's on the november ballot. on the other side of campus -- >> because we don't believe in same sex marriage. >> reporter: -- there are differing views standing on common ground. >> we want her to get her job back. >> reporter: while some accuse angela mccaskill of being anti- gay marriage when she signed a petition to get the question on the ballot
mccaskill who is suspended from her job broke her silence. >> i was shocked, hurt, insulted. i was humiliated. >> reporter: this is the background. after maryland's legislature narrowly passed a law to legalize gay marriage, opponents circulated petitions to stop the legislation. upon hearing a sermon on marriage at her church, dr. mccaskill signed one of the petitions upsetting some in the university community. >> and she of all people should be open to any person of any divorce backgrounds, so signing something like this against a group of students where she is supposed to be supporting them opposed to undermining them. doesn't make sense. >> reporter: the administration suspended with pay as chief diversity officer and that upset others in the university community. >> i don't think she should have been suspended and think it's her right and freedom of speech to believe whatever she believes and sign what she wants to sign. >> reporter: mccaskill said when a lesbian faculty member demanded the administration reprimand her, show proposed another path. >> i offered to have a c
rally outside of gallaudet university in support of its diversity chief, angela mccaskill, who was placed on administrative leave after signing a petition putting same- sex marriage on november's november ballot. >> mccaskill's attorney and the university say negotiations are ongoing. they said the conversations are moving in the right direction and they say it is extremely likely she will get her job back but first they need to resolve issues like mccaskill's safety and the hateful messages she has been getting. outside gallaudet university's southgate, a few dozen organized protesters called for the immediate reinstatement of the chief of diversity, angela mccaskill. >> we cannot trade one form discrimination for another form of discrimination. in a free society, people have the right to their personal beliefs. even if it makes us uncomfortable. >> down the street more protestors who oppose same-sex marriage held their own rally. >> it is up to the voters to make that decision. >> many students and staff members stood nearby and observed. mccaskill did not turn to, but mccask
suppor mccaskill, to get her job back. she is the chief diversity gallaudet university. was placed on paid leave for opposing gayition marriage. although the group we showed you ago is for gay marriage, they believe it's not for the university to mccaskill she's in trouble. say quality is about everyone's rights no views are onheir issue. marriage the group are questioning university officials on whether not they truly believe in diversity. the university does know about outsidetest going on its gates. the university president that says,statement "my number one concern is our community, our faculty, and staff. asking on their behalf, not agenda other than their being." the protesters say they will be every week until angela is allowed back on campus. no word when that might be. separate protest g on a few blocks down from where we are. are people against gay marriage, but they are also protesting in support of angela mccaskill. reporting live in northeast washington,., not seats areup, booster test. the happened in the latest that has never before and what it r parents. >> it's onl
. it recently came to my attention that dr. mccaskill has participated in a legislative initiative. however, other individuals feel differently. i will use the extended time while she is on administrative leave to determine the appropriate next steps. we tried to reach out to dr. mccsmc mccaskill but got no answer. >> as the president, the provost, that separation of personal and private life is kind of gon. >> that doesn't mean she'll vote for it. it means she's supporting people's right to vote, in my opinion. and people are reading too much into it. >> reporter: spoke by phone of pastor derrick mccoy leading the push to get the issue on the november ballot. ody just floate name out. where does the infringement on free speech end? >> reporter: the opposing group also came out tonight in support of dr. mccaskill calling for her mead reinstatement. >> fewer than 24 hours now before the vice presidential debate at center college in kentucky. unlike the presidential debate last week, joe biden and paul ryan will be seated during their 90 minute show down. >> mitt romney is campaigning in ohio
. missouri congressman todd akin is trying to defeat clare mccaskill despite condemnation about rape and abortion. correspondent steve brown tells us where that race stands right now. >> this race is not over. i -- i'm not assuming anything. >> senator clare mccaskill is nothing if not careful. she's maintained a safe distance from fellow democrat president obama who's not popular in her home state. and the missouri senator hovers just a bit more than two points above republican congressman todd akin in the real clear politics average of show-me state senate polling. on undecideds are eyebrow raising 10%. >> this is probably two-thirds pro republican undecided so there's enough there, i think, for akin to make up the difference, if he gets the help he needs. >> help has been in short supply in the last three weeks since his gaffe about quote, legitimate rape. and shunned by national republican leaders including mitt romney. >> basically we lift the barn and they put the barn on top of us. in suburban st. charles county. it's not akin folks are mad at. >> we've probably had nor people
told you the story of gallaudet university's chief diversity officer. dr. angela mccaskill was put on paid administrative leave because she signed a pigs to -- petition to give maryland voters a chance to decide on same-sex marriage. good supporters say miscomes kill cannot be a chief diversity officer without supporting equal rights for all. here's bruce leshan with more. >> reporter: the two people at the heart of the controversy are not talking. the gallaudet university president did send out an e- mail blast to students saying that doctor mccomes skill has participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inprotect. dr. mccaskill's husband did pick up the money at their upper marlboro home. he said no comment because they're still looking for a lawyer but he did say his wife is so upset about this that she is now under a doctor's care. >> i was quite shocked. >> reporter: the man leading the effort to block gay marriage in maryland says he is shocked. >> now we're saying because she signed a petition, put the brakes on. she can't do her job. i think the day before anyo
diversity officer at galludet university demand be to be reinstated. dr. angela mccaskill was suspended last week several months after signing a petition asking for a referendum on gay marriage in maryland. here's what the chief university officer is saying tonight. >> reporter: there is turmoil at the moment among students and alumni of galludet university, the nation's preeminent post secondary institution for the hearing impaired and depending on who you ask the university administration is primarily at fault or the chief diversity administrator, angela mccaskill is at fault. mccaskill who has been suspended from her job has now broken her silence. >> i was shocked, hurt, insulted. i was humiliated. >> reporter: here's the background. after maryland's legislature narrowly passed a law which would legalize gay marriage opponents circulated petitions to stop the legislation. upon hearing a sermon on marriage at her charge dr. mccaskill signed one of the petitions upsetting some in the university community. >> then she of all people should be open to any person of any diverse background. s
and the upper that is causing. >> angela mccaskill speaks out about the same sex controversy. >> is it to save money or win latino take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yethat's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in the but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i c i promise you that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote qor
is in the senate. in missouri, senator claire mccaskill and her opponent congressman todd akin met for their second showdown yesterday. no mention of akin's legitimate rape comments, but mccaskill did tear down akin's record on another issue important to female voters. equal pay. >> he supports the boss being able to decide whether or not you get paid less just because you're a woman. and if you look at congressman akin's office, in fact, he is the boss that does that. his women staff make 23.4% less than the men in his office. >> akin's congressional office calls the allegation false. meanwhile, polling data on the race isn't particularly reliable with party driven surveys showing the obvious, mccaskill is leading in democratic surveys and akin has the edge in republican ones. joining us to make sense of all of this the sage of capitol hill and my celebrity doppelganger. luke russert. >> thank you for joining this pro fest. >> very educated bro fest. >> andrew ross sorkin and bro -- >> someone's got to -- >> a bromance. >> peanut butter and jelly sounded weird when first put together. >> claire mc
: angela mccaskill has been an administrator at gallaudet university for 23 years. she was suspended from her job for signing a petition that will allow maryland voters to decide whether to affirm the legislature's decision to legalize gay marriage. mccaskill is now, to her surprise, the star of a tv ad by a group opposed to gay marriage. here is part of the commercial. >> dr. angela mccaskill is an official at gallaudet university. she signed the petition putting question six on the ballot, then she was suspended from her job. she is not alone. when marriage has been redefined. >> as question six does, people who believe in traditional marriage have been punished. >> reporter: the group running the ad believes the mccaskill case illustrates the intolerance for their views. >> millions of people have believed that marriage is between one man and one woman. we are threatened in terms of what we think, freedom of speech. >> reporter: it should be noted the main group supporting gay marriage in maryland has also criticized gallaudet university for suspending dr. mccaskill. marylanders for ma
were united on one issue, how gallaudet handled the case of dr. angela mccaskill. gallaudet is the nation's leading university for the deaf, a community where many people feel somewhat marginalized by greater society. the chief diversity officer angela mccaskill who is also deaf, signed the petition campaign which puts the issue of maryland's now gay marriage law before voters. >> give angela back her job. >> reporter: the university's decision to let her go is getting fire from both sides of the gay marriage debate. about two dozen proponents of traditional marriage gathered near one gallaudet entrance. >> miss angela mccaskill has a right under the u.s. constitution to sign any pestition anywhere in this country and not get punished for it because he does not share the political aspirations of some of the students here concerning gay marriage. >> don't be -- to sign a petition. >> reporter: the arguments were remarkably similar from the marriage equality crowd gathered at the entrance. >> all dr. mccaskill did was to exercise her right under the maryland state constitution
the university ands suspended employee's lawyer. john henrehan has more. >> reporter: angela mccaskill has been an administrator at gallaudet for 23 years. the chief diverse officer at the d.c.-based college was suspended from her job for signing a petition that will allow maryland voters to decide whether to afirm the legislator's decision to legalize gay marriage. to her surprise, she's the star of a tv ad by a group oppose error-- opposed to gay marriage. this is part of the commercial. >> reporter: dr -- . >> dr. angela mccaskill is an official at gallaudet university. she signed a pension putting question six on the ballot and was suspended by her job. she's not alone. people who believe in traditional marriage have been punished. >> reporter: the group running the ad is the maryland marriage alliance. they believe the mccaskill case illustrates the intolerance for their views. >> millions of people believe that marriage is between one man and one woman and we're threatened in terms of what we think and our religious freedoms and liberty, freedom of speech and those are critical issues. >>
marriage to be put on the november ballot in maryland. so inappropriate that they suspended angela mccaskill associated with galludet for 23 years and its first deaf african american woman to earn a phd from the institution. it's quite ironic that mccaskill is the university's chief diversity officer charged with increasing awareness, facilitating open sharing of thoughts and ideas, so says their website. mind you this petition only sought to put the issue of same sex marriage on the ballot. the petition took no side in the issue. it's unclear what mccaskill's position is on the issue and that's perfectly fine, but to place her on leave is perfectly wrong. university president alan herowitz stated the university wants to work with mccaskill toward a solution, a solution to a problem the university created. officials stated they're considering whether mccaskill's act of signing the petition impacts her ability to do her job which as i stated earlier is to foster open sharing of thoughts and ideas. galludet's action was wrong headed from the start and a delay in reinstating mccaskill only comp
and our event sponsors, please welcome senator claire mccaskill and congressman todd akin. [cheers and applause] a coin toss was held last week to decide who would make the first opening statement. congressman akin had decided to go second. claire mccaskill. >> thank you. thank you for this debate and for congressman akin for being here. if you are watching this at home, i understand completely. it is great to be here and to have a debate about very important issues. i went to washington, d.c. as an auditor and prosecutor to solve problems for missouri families and to hold government accountable to taxpayers. i knew it would take a couple of things. it would take part in work. it with a compromise. -- it would take hard work. it would take a compromise. first, in remarks. i had no idea the earmarking process was until i got there. lobbyists and campaign donations. i said, i will not play this game. we should do this based on merit and not who you know. i never asked for an earmarked. i went to work with republicans senators such as mccain and other republican colleagues. we banned
to allow the university and doctor mccaskill. this will require that she and the university community work together to respond to the concerns that have been raised. now mccaskill and her attorneys say they are cautiously optimistic. both sides saying they do want to work together, obviously she wants to be re instated, but her attorney said there was emotional damage as well as damage to her reputation. they said they are looking into legal action. in annapolis, 9news. >> thank you. >>> part of being the democratic process means being an informed voter. tonight, president barack obama and governor mitt romney will make their cases to the american people in their second debate. the town hall style debate is being held at hofstra university here in new york. i'm here in mcclane where we'll be watching the debate and fact checking what the candidates have to say. let's get a quick preview now from stacey cohen. >> packed quite a political punch. president obama's lead evaporated following his weak performance. though his came plan has clearly changed. >> he is coming into this debate. he
was suspended for signing a petition concerning gay marriage. dr. angela mccaskill discussed the controversy for the first time yesterday in annapolis. last week the school suspended her for signing a petition for putting maryland's same-sex marriage issue on the ballot. she said, signing the petition does not make her anti-gay. >> in this very moment, she determined that the signature meant i was anti-gay. no one has the right to decide what my signature meant. >> allen hurvitz, the university's president, released a statement about the controversy, saying, "while i expect that a resolution of this matter can be reached that will enable dr. mccaskill to continue as our chief diversity officer, this will require that she and the community work together to respond to the concerns that have been raised." >>> this morning family and colleagues are mourning the loss of a college professor shot in front of her mother by her own brother. ruth hamilton allen died at her mother's house in reston, virginia. a family feud led to the shooting. her 91-year-old mother called 911 for help. police arrested
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the campus of gallaudet university today. chief diversity officer angela mccaskill has been placed on leave after signing a petition to put the referendum on the upcoming ballot. university president t. allen hurwitz said signing that petition was inappropriate for someone in her petition. the referendum was started by someone for same sex maryland opponents. what do you think? did mccaskill give up her right to even minimal political involvement when she signed on as diversity officer or is this political correctness run amuck? she didn't really take a side. she just thought voters ought to have a shot. you should feel free to play favorites in mcginty's mailbag, the address mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> today's weather meeting all my benchmarks and i'm hopingit holds up. topper is in the weather center with your first look. >> we have a cold front to our west pushing through tonight. it will drop temps tomorrow and friday but nothing crazy. current temperatures, after a high of 71 temperatures are in the 60s, temperatures a little below average, 67 downtown, 63 in frederick and also leesburg. yo
angela mccaskill participated in a legislative initiative that some people is inappropriate. mccaskill lives in maryland. she is not commenting about her placement on leave tonight. >>> tomorrow vice president joe biden and paul ryan take their turn to duke it out in the debate arena. starting at 9:00 usa today reporters will be live blogging about what the candidates say. you can see that live on www.wusa9.com and participate in the conversation via facebook and twitter. so make sure your television is turned to channel 9 to watch the debate which starts at 9:00 and then log onto www.wusa9.com, then join derek and anita at 11:00 as they fact check what the candidates say with the usa today fact checking team. >>> metro can be crowded enough on a day like today when the nats play, but what about the inauguration? yes, time to talk about that, too. the transit agency is expecting record crowds and it hopes to cash in big time. according to the washington examiner, tomorrow metro will ask its board of directors to let it charge peak fares and full parking fees january 21st, even though n
to speak out tomorrow. angela mccaskill was placed on leave after signing a petition to get the question about legalization on maryland's ballot this november. mccaskill's attorney says the maryland resident is not anti- gay but merely felt it was an issue that should be decided by the democratic process. >>> tonight a 15-year-old is recovering after being stabbed at a local school. >> reporter: i'm matt jablow at northwood high school in silver spring where one student was arrested for allegedly stabbing another student earlier today. >> i think it's sad because we're a really great school. >> reporter: it was right around 11:00 this morning when montgomery county police were called to northwood high school in silver spring. >> i heard it was in the cafeteria in the courtyard area. >> reporter: when they arrived, they found a 15-year- old student who was stabbed in the buttocks area just outside the cafeteria. shortly hazard an 18-year-old student was arrested. police said they recovered a knife. the school is safe as far as you can tell. >> yeah, the school is say. >> reporter: mon
for the same thing. both groups want angela mccaskill reinstated as school's chief diversity officer. mccaskill was placed on paid leave earlier this month after administrators learned that she had signed a petition to get the referendum on the ballot. for her part she said she is not anti-gay but does think voters should decide if same sex marriage should be legal or not. >>> maryland state board of elections is investigating why some absentee ballots in prince george's county and montgomery county seem to be missing a passenger. governor martin o'malley says so far the board confirmed the mistake in fewer than 20 ballots. he says residents who requested absentee ballots need to make sure there is that second page which would answer questions about those questions 4 through 7. >>> in virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli's reversing course on claims of voter fraud. a pen pep man working in rocking -- a pennsylvania man working in rockingham county was arrested last week on charges he three away eight completed voter registration forms. that man worked for the same company already being inve
rape is his democratic opponent claire mccaskill had hand selected todd akin to be her opponent before he ever made the comments about rape. claire mccaskill used campaign money to run ads that were for todd akin advertising him to republican primary voters as the true conservative in the race. that's because claire mccaskill knew before he made his rape comments that he's the kind of guy who would make comments like that. he's proved her right. remember when rand paul came out against the civil rights act and then had to take it back when running for senate? remember how bad that was for him? did you hear what todd akin just said? stay with us. that's coming up. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> i want to thank them for their help as well. and just in case anybody watching throughout the country, they are both available. n
and that's where the momentum is, if there is any. >> now this poll tracker has this race, mccaskill up by nine points in this race. >> cenk: is it over? >> it's over. todd akin will not win this. claire mccaskill will hold onto it. and claire mccaskill saying i'm going to run just talking about todd akin. >> so she goes to washington, d.c. and it's a little bit like, you know, one of those dogs--fetch. she goes to washington, d.c. and gets all of these taxes red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies, brings all of this stuff, dumps it on us in missouri. >> cenk: he already has problems with female voters and then he calls her a dog. >> what i was trying to show, mccaskill that's what her strategy was just keep todd akin talking. that's what i'm referring to, and that's what he did. all you have to do when running against these people is let them do it for you. >> cenk: that seems to be good news. this was one that was in danger at the beginning of the season. the republicans were confident they were going to pick it up. now with a nine-point deficit and todd akin still
to put a same-sex marriage initiative on a ballot. andrea mccaskill is the officer and she wants to be reinstated. she joins us live from annapolis where a press conference was held today. what does she have to say? >> well, derek, this is a horrific time for her and her family. she said the situation has gotten completely out of control and that there is a lot of misinformation. now her attorney said she is not antigay, though she wouldn't say where she stands on the issue of same-sex marriage because it's not relevant. they want the university to reinstate her to the position of chief diversity officer and we were told that mccaskill signed the petition because she felt it was important to exercise her rights and open up a dialogue on this controversial issue. he has done a lot for the community on her campus. now the university also put out a statement and they said they want to work to bring her back off of administrative leave and they said that they feel like there have been questions about her ability to do her job and answer some of those questions and they hope to move
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